Drake’s performance with Kanye West was truly one night only as fans have noticed a big change to the show on streaming giant Amazon’s platform.
The historic “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert took place last Thursday (Dec. 9) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but fans were surprised to find Drizzy’s set missing from the Amazon Prime Video version.
According to Variety, the “Certified Lover Boy” rapper is almost entirely absent from the edit of the show that is now on the streaming platform.
The current edit shows Drake and Ye entering down the steps of the Coliseum and ends with them performing their collaboration “Forever” before walking off stage together. However, Drake’s entire 12-song set in the middle of the show has been removed, yet he is still prominently featured in the graphics accompanying the video.
Drake vibing to his own track! ❤️ #KanyeDrakeLive pic.twitter.com/GN4A9bhJcx
— Amazon Music (@amazonmusic) December 10, 2021
Fans shared their own theories, including renewed tension between the two. But a more plausible theory is that Drake only signed off on having his solo performance streamed live and not in perpetuity. He may also have restrictions in place that limit his exposure on certain streaming services.
Damn, Drake’s whole performance is cut from the Amazon version of the Larry Hoover concert now. 💀
— Nicole! 2.0 (@mademetoxic) December 15, 2021
The entertainment publication apparently reached out to both artists and the streaming giant to get further clarification but have yet to hear back from any of the parties involved. Nevertheless there is a something good that came out of the Amazon release. Renown recording engineer Mike Dean announced that he had worked on the audio which was very bad during the live show. “NEW MIX ON THE COLLISIUM SHOW. CHECK IT” he wrote on his Instagram account.